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McAuley’s Women in Medicine students get hands-on lab experience at the Mount

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Students from McAuley High School’s Women in Medicine program will get to work with professors from the College of Mount St. Joseph on Friday, January 18 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will have a variety of hands-on lab experience.

The Women in Medicine program (WIM) at McAuley began in the fall of 2007, said Shirley Frey, the program’s director at McAuley. “The purpose of the program is to allow the girls—sophomores, juniors and seniors—to explore the many careers in medicine.”

The program, in partnership with Mercy Hospital-Mt. Airy, introduces students to various medical fields such as anesthesiology, vascular and nuclear medicine, physical therapy and occupational therapy with speech. Seniors have visited a laboratory, robotics, heart surgery, oncology, and hospice.

The select group of students that visit the Mount will be taught my Mount faculty for the day. Some of the students will take part in chemistry and biology labs, while the seniors will experience a physics and math lab.

“We enjoy when high schools bring students to the Mount so they can have that ‘college lab experience’ and learn from a professor of that science field,” said Denise Krueger, associate professor of mathematics at the Mount. “We always look forward to the McAuley students’ visits and welcome other schools interested in bringing students to our campus as well.” 

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.